PRUSSIA – HOHENZOLLERN MEDAL – NON COMBATANT – 1848/1849
The Hohenzollern Medal for Non Combatant from 1848 through 1849 was awarded in 1851-1852 for Prussian Army service during the early German consolidation wars.
The decoration is gilt and measures 1 1/8″ in diameter. Its front features a cross with a Hohenzollern Eagle. The reverse displays the dates 1848 and 1849, along with mention of König Friedrich Wilhelm IV. [He was the eldest son of Friedrich Wilhelm III. Friedrich Wilhelm III led Prussia against Napoleon during the Napoleonic Wars. His younger son, Friedrich Wilhelm IV’s brother, became Wilhelm I. Wilhelm I succeeded Friedrich Wilhelm IV as King of Prussia and Germany’s first Kaiser]. Attached to the decoration is a replacement non combatants’ ribbon. Its dominant color is white, with three narrow black bands.